Breaking Brown

August 2, 2016

Feds Seal Alton Sterling Autopsy Report

Feds Seal Alton Sterling Autopsy Report

Autopsy results in the death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by Baton Rouge police, have been sealed by the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana.

“We have been issued a second Federal Court Order prohibiting the release of the first court order as well,” the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said in response to a request from local station WAFB. 

It has already been reported that Sterling died from gunshot wounds to the chest and back outside the convenience store where he was selling CDs.

Both Baton Rouge Police Department officers involved in the shooting–Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake–have been placed on leave.

According to WAFB, the sealed autopsy report means “federal authorities will not allow the release of additional information, including the toxicology analysis.”



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